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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: ENTRY

entrée

noun
     
en‧trée
1 [countable]DF the main dish of a meal, or a dish served before the main course - used in restaurants or on formal occasions:
an entrée of roast duck
2 [uncountable and countable] formal the right or freedom to enter a place or to join a social group
entrée to/into
My family name gave me an entrée into upper class Boston society.
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